Fire Fest is coming!

Hello Mudge Islanders

Mark your calendars for the big event of the year!

WHO:  Mudge Island Citizens Society – M.I.C.S

WHAT:  FIRE FEST!! A fundraiser festival of prizes, donations, music, food, family and friends   

WHERE:  The “Red Barn on Apple Orchard Way” 770 Apple Orchard Way

WHEN:  Sunday July 31st from 12 till 5pm (August Long Weekend)

HOW:  With your support! With your donations!  With your participation!

Stay tuned for more details to follow. 

At this time we are asking everyone to contact me with your prize donations.  We will be having a RAFFLE, as well as a LIVE AUCTION.  Items for donation will be gratefully accepted starting today. All prize donations must be delivered before the close date of July 8th

So please everyone help us make this big event a grand success. 

Also putting out a call for VOLUNTEERS!  Can you do a small part to help make this event a success?  Please put forward your name to me.  We need help with set up, take down, food and everything in between.  Let me know if you are able to VOLUNTEER to help us out on July 31st!  

Rose Mathiesen,  Director on behalf of the Board

Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web

Fire Practice Saturday June 18th 2022. 10am to noon

MICS will be holding a fire practice Saturday June 18th 10am to noon. We will be covering the operation of our new Truck 2 and Truck 3 if we have time. We will also be covering a few items regarding volunteering for a fire event on Mudge.  Please show up to the practice in appropriate dress for a fire event.

Thank you.


Please no pets and everyone is welcome.


Philip Parsons Vice President MICS


  Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web


Heading into Fire season

As we are heading into Fire season couple of items MICS would like to bring to your attention for the upcoming season.



Be sure your address is easily visible from the road on a dark night.  Locate it beside your driveway or access point, to eliminate confusion over the correct access to use.  The time spent searching for your home may mean the difference between stopping or slowing the spread of the fire to the rest of the island. MICS is NOT a fire department so we cannot fight structure fires, but that does not mean the home owner cannot grab a hose and put water on the house or shed. Our goal is to contain the spread as much as possible. 



MICS Personal respond to incidents in personal vehicles with the 4 WAY FLASHERS ON.  Please allow them the right of way and sorry for any dust or speeding. 


WHATSAPP Emergency Group:

MICS created a WhatsApp notification group to keep the island notified about any emergency situations on the island. This group is for emergency use only and has come in handy a few times already.  If you do not belong to the group and would like to, please install the WhatsApp app from any devices app store and then add Philip Parsons 250-818-2879 or Dale Erickson 250-755-9994 as a contact and send us a WhatsApp message asking to join the group, please include your full name.   A reminder if you get a new phone or phone number you will need to reinstall the app or else you will automatically be removed from the group.



Philip Parsons Vice President MICS


  Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web


Another Great day on Mudge

Our Hall has a new sign.  With many thanks to Linda and Philip Parsons and Rose and John Mathieson for the donation of Labour, expertize and money we now have a sign for our hall and Fire Danger rating that everyone can see. Picture attached.




Philip Parsons Vice President MICS


  Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web


M.I.C.S Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser and Membership Drive May 22nd

IMG_2654.jpgHello Mudge
We know it doesn’t feel like “fire” season is here but it will be a hot summer and we need to be prepared.  
The upcoming M.I.C.S Pancake Breakfast Event is also a Membership Drive!  If you are new to the island, please join the Mudge Island Citizen’s Society (M.I.C.S)  If you are already a member, please renew for 2022.  The link is attached for your convenience.
Membership is FREE but your Membership is PRICELESS

See you Sunday May 22nd 10 – 1pm at the Driftwood Drive Public Access!

Rose Mathiesen,  Director on behalf of the Board

Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web

MICS Annual Pancake Breakfast May 22nd

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our first community fundraising event of the year.  Your breakfast is by donation. There will be loads of great  Mudge Gear so bring your wallets!  Our talented Mudge Island Artists will also be there with all their unique and amazing handcrafted works. 




Being green means BYOE – Bring your own everything! Bring a mug, bring a plate, cutlery and bring a chair.  Let’s all do our part to keep Mudge Green and Clean.  And please leave your fur babies at home…Thank you!  


We 💚 Mudge

Rose Mathiesen,  Director on behalf of the Board


Thank You.  M.I.C.S find us on the web

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Save the date May 22nd !!

Hello Mudge


M.I.C.S is thrilled to announce our first 2022 Community Fundraising Event.


In the past we have celebrated our first get-together on the May long weekend.  Due to Covid, we have been unable to do this for the past two years.  So if all goes well and there are no Provincial mandates that change our outdoor gatherings, we will resume this wonderful event. 

Save the date, Sunday May 22.  Details to follow!


Here is what we can share now:


1)  Bring your appetites!!!  Pancakes and Sausages will be served!!

2)  Bring your wallets!!  This is also a Membership Drive!!  So we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to renew or create a new membership with M.I.C.S. Details to follow!!

3)  The M.I.C.S store will be open with lots of great Mudge gear!  

4)  Call to all crafters!!  Contact Rose Mathiesen at to book your table and get more details. 

5)  So yes, it will be fun, there will be food, there will be friends, there will be great Mudge items to buy and lots of ways to support M.I.C.S.


Mudge Island Citizens Society  



Hope to see you all there!!


Coastal Wildfire News Oct. 01, 2021

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Please note the attached Coastal Wildfire News for October 1, 2021.


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Coastal Fire Centre Information Section
Coastal Fire Centre | BC Wildfire Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Phone: 250 951-4209

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555

Acknowledging the traditional unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nation , Snaw’Naw’As First Nation (Nanoose) and Qualicum First Nation the traditional keepers of this land.


Information Bulletin: Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions Sept. 16, 2021

Information Bulletin: Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions Sept. 16, 2021

Please find attached an Information Bulletin from the Coastal Fire Centre regarding the lifting of all open burning prohibitions. The release provides details, along with a link to the map of the Coastal Fire Centre jurisdictional area. Please see the entire text of the attached message below this email.


For Immediate Release
September 15, 2021

Ministry of Forests, Lands,

Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

BC Wildfire Service


Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions


PARKSVILLE – Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021, all open fires will again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. This rescind is the result of recent rainfall that has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, along with the return of seasonal temperatures. Please see the attached map:


For more information on what to expect as we head into the fall season, find the latest seasonal outlook here:


The public is asked to undertake open burning responsibly and to follow guidance to ensure their burning is conducted in a safe manner.


This rescind means that campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be permitted everywhere in the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdictional area.


Local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place and people intending to light a fire should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.


The following activities are no longer restricted:

  • the use of burning barrels and burning cages;
  • the use of air curtain burners;
  • the use of binary exploding targets;
  • the use of sky lanterns;
  • the use of fireworks, including firecrackers.


Anyone lighting a Category 3 open fire must first obtain a burn registration number by calling    1 888 797-1717. A Category 3 open fire is a fire that burns material more than two metres high or three metres wide, stubble or grass of more than 2,000 square metres, or more than two piles of any size. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online:


Anyone who lights a fire must comply with B.C.s air quality control legislation. The BC Wildfire

Service urges people to take the following precautions with any permitted outdoor burning:

  • Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and stop it from escaping.
  • Do not burn in windy conditions. The weather can change quickly, and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
  • Create a fireguard around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Make sure that the fire is fully extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.


The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain

Range from the U.S. – Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial

Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands

and Haida Gwaii.


To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 tollfree or *5555 on a cellphone.



Fire Information Officer

Coastal Fire Centre

250 951-4209


Connect with the Province of B.C. at


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Fire Hazard Status Update/Early Shift

We are now on early shift/1pm shutdown followed by a 2 hour firewatch.

Please continue to be careful and remember that there is still a burning prohibition. Thanks, Chad